Though they’re versed in tackling dental emergencies, the doctors and staff members at Aloha Dental Center bring the same sure-handed skills to less-urgent mouth mending, including preventive cleanings and teeth-whitening treatments. The team straightens crooked grins with personalized orthodontics, or restores dilapidated smiles with porcelain veneers. In addition to expert services, team members also practice their bedside manners with kid-friendly pediatric dentistry and Spanish-speaking employees ready to bridge language gaps. Dental dilemmas clear up during convenient weekend and evening appointments, which accommodate busy schedules and romantic teeth-whitening dates.
Over the course of more than 25 years in business, GMS Dental Centers have established the kind of long-term relationships with patients that allow an office to thrive. The company employs many licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental specialists, as well as a former IRS agent who gets paid in people not yelling at him. Each location treats kids and adults to cosmetic, preventative, and procedural care, and dental teams also perform ultra-modern services such as Zoom! whitening, straightening with Invisalign, and installing quarter-inch HDTVs in incisors.
Dr. Russell H. Masunaga keeps patients’ mouths in optimal health while ensuring a comfortable, virtually pain-free experience through the use of laser technology. With lasers, Dr. Masunaga can often avoid the use of anesthetics when removing tooth decay in a quicker, more precise manner than standard drilling procedures. He also fills cavities with tooth-colored composites for a unified, natural-looking smile. With office hours available Monday–Saturday, Dr. Masunaga makes scheduling a visit more accessible, as well.
At Ala Moana Dental Group, Dr. Christopher Chow doles out his dental prowess with a relaxed chair-side manner that helps patients to stay comfortable throughout his repertoire of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Though Dr. Chow's primary goal is fortifying mouths against decay with routine preventative care, he and his team of hygienists are also well versed in correcting the results of past dental transgressions with whitening treatments, implants, and fillings. Whether he's coaxing foodstuffs from crevices during cleanings or refurbishing stained smiles with porcelain veneers, Dr. Chow consults closely with patients to keep them abreast of the decisions and impressionist watercolor paintings he's made in regards to their treatment.
Armed with the latest technology, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, Dr. Marlon C. Parato delves into the nooks and crannies of teeth and gums. His practice follows the philosophy "we inform before we perform," the same motto adopted by government spies disguised as lounge singers. Whether applying porcelain veneers or whitening teeth with Zoom! treatments, Dr. Parato and his staff make sure to arm their patients to the teeth with information about the procedure. In addition to tackling the plaque that plagues his regular patients’ teeth, Dr. Parato volunteers at the Aloha Medical Mission clinic, a pastime that echoes his earlier work at nonprofit health centers.
Dr. Bryant B. LaPorte has practiced a full range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry for more than a quarter of a century. For him, evaluations are key to helping patients make informed decisions. He has kept his office current with evaluation technology, such as intraoral cameras, which allow him to see teeth as though he were actually standing inside your mouth—which is impossible, no matter how hard he tries. Additionally, ultraviolet light illuminates soft tissue during oral-cancer screenings, revealing tumors invisible to the naked eye, and digital x-rays expose the mouth’s inner workings without exposing patients to the high levels of radiation that emit from traditional x-rays.